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Outstanding Yoga and Surf Camp Portugal

Instruction in English
Maximum 16 participants
Breakfast included

Let's start surfing or bring your surfing skills to a whole other level! Yoga and surfing go together like sea and saltwater. Both disciplines tap into a natural flow. Surfing gets you in sync with the wave patterns and ocean tides while yoga gets you in touch with the rhythm of your breath and body. Special Hatha yoga postures help to strengthen the key physical points to the surfing practice such as arms, legs, back, and wrists. The postures will minimize the risk of injuries and improve recovery time after a surf session. They help you focus your mind and supports your balance on the board. This girls' vacation has been designed so that you can enjoy a different and quality vacation.

Meet the instructors

Sami, Sansão, & Lisa
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Highlights

  • 5 surf sessions
  • 7 yoga sessions
  • 2 meditation sessions
  • 7 nights of accommodation
  • Transport for surf sessions
  • 7 healthy breakfasts

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8 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: French, Spanish, English
The maximum participants in the group is 16
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
14:00
Check-out Time:
11:30

Facilities

  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Parking lot

Golden Heritage Ericeira Villas' goal is to be more a home than a surf camp which allows you to have individual attention. The accommodation is the alternative for those seeking for some peace of mind; located in the city center, but on one of the few premium properties in Ericeira. It has a common pool, outdoor parking, and also a number of green spaces. The team is composed of people who travel a lot. They know the importance of being well received and followed up when they come to a country that is not theirs. If you find you need anything extra or have some special requests, please tell Golden Heritage Ericeira Villas.

Double room

The private double room with shared bathroom is for two guests, equipped with a double bed, lots of light, and shared full bathroom for every three bedrooms. The bedroom is inserted in one of the large villas of the property.

Program

Making a decision on how to spend your vacation is an important one. You should choose this retreat if these reasons sound familiar to you.

  • You want to travel with like-minded people.
  • You want to learn more about yourself and your possibilities.
  • You wish to connect with other culture.
  • You have stress in your life and need to rest and be pampered.

In yoga, you learn not to force any pose, but to find the depth of the pose in the moment. In surfing, you learn that you can’t force a wave or a set. Instead, you practice being fully present in the moment and in tune with the current so you can catch a wave. Therefore, it’s no wonder that pros, like Kelly Slater and Rochelle Ballard, use this old-school practice (roughly 5,000 years old) to complete their surfing skills. Whether you are a pro surfer or not, your surfing will definitely benefit from a special surf and yoga practice. You will see that practicing yoga will improve your surfing steadily.

Yoga is a great way to start and / or end your surf day by warming up your body and creating the energy on focusing yourself before a session or by stretching to help avoid neck, shoulder, and back stiffness, as well as relaxing your physical and mental bodies after a nice surf day. Practicing yoga on flat surf days can also keep you in great shape until the next big swell comes in.

Both yoga and surfing teach you to meet and overcome fear, to breathe deeply, and to ride the waves of life with grace and ease. Learning to concentrate during intense yoga poses plays out in the water. As you breathe deeply and calm your mind, you settle into a natural rhythm and balance on your board. Therefore, when the big waves roll in, you can stay cool and collected. Hang loose on yoga.

Here are some more benefits, how yoga will improve your surfing skills:

  • Increased flexibility and stronger core muscles
  • Better breathing techniques
  • Improved balance
  • More stamina
  • Greater mental focus
  • Restored and revitalized energy

Morning sessions

The morning sessions are composed of energizing and re-vitalizing Hatha yoga to strengthen and tone your body structure and posture. In the happy back sessions, you concentrate on postures to support a healthy and natural body posture and a strong healthy back. During "open your heart" sessions, you learn postures and frequencies to open your chests, release tension in your heart regions, and support a well-being. With the hip hip hurra sessions, you practice postures to open your hips. In addition to the benefits of an improved range of motion and circulation and decreased back pain, opening the hips can create an energetic shift or release as well. Opening the hips gives you access to freedom in the body and in your own unique expression - creatively, physically, sexually, and spiritually.

Sundown yoga sessions

With deepening Yin yoga, you reach out to the fasciae structures, connective tissues, and joints of your body, take your personal time out, let all the stress go, and just become aware of yourself in the present moment.

Meditation and pranayama

Not every way of meditation is equally effective and relaxing for everyone. Therefore, you will get to know and practice different ways of how to meditate.

The first guests arrive at the breakfast buffet, ready for a new day in paradise. Here, the yoga classes invite you to withdraw, clear the mind, and relax. The daily Hatha yoga classes are perfect to start your day, building strength and working on your individual body alignments. Special surf yoga sessions are designed to benefit your surf practice and help prevent sore muscles after a surf day. The Yin yoga classes in the evenings give you the chance to end your day completely relaxed. Several times a week, there are also beach yoga classes, where the rhythm of the waves and the salty air let you relax and calm your mind immediately.

Day 1: Arrival day

  • 14:00-15:00 Check in
  • 15:00-17:00 Free time
  • 17:00 Sunset Hatha yoga

Day 2

  • 08:00 Morning Hatha yoga session
  • 09:15-10:00 Breakfast
  • 12:00 Surf session
  • 15:00 Free time

Day 3

  • 08:00 Morning Hatha yoga session
  • 09:15-10:00 Breakfast
  • 12:00-15:00 Surf session
  • 15:00 Free time

Day 4

  • 09:15-10:00 Breakfast
  • 12:00-15:00 Surf session
  • 15:00-17:00 Free time
  • 17:00 Sunset Yin yoga
  • 18:00 Sunset ocean meditation

Day 5

  • 08:00 Morning Hatha yoga session
  • 09:15-10:00 Breakfast
  • Surf day off
  • Free time

Day 6

  • 09:15-10:00 Breakfast
  • 12:00-15:00 Surf session
  • Yoga day off
  • Free time

Day 7

  • 09:15-10:00 Breakfast
  • 12:00-15:00 Surf session
  • 15:00-17:00 Free time
  • 17:00 Sunset Yin yoga
  • 18:00 Evening meditation

Day 8: Departure day

  • 08:00 Morning Hatha yoga session
  • 09:15-10:00 Breakfast
  • 11:30 Check out

Instructors

Sami
Sami is a professional surfer born in Ericeira. He tries to adapt the classes to the students so that they have fun and learn the maximum. He has been teaching since he was 16 years old. He has worked as a surf coach all over the world. In addition to being certified as a surf instructor, he also has certification as a lifeguard, a stand-up paddle instructor, and as a surf coach.
Sansão
Sansão is one of the surf instructors during your stay. His background is architecture, however, he dedicated himself to surfing a few years ago. He is certified as a surf teacher and has been teaching in Ericeira since the beginning of his training.
Lisa
Lisa is a yoga teacher. ​For her, yoga is a way to get closer to her real self and to enable the flow of energy. The first step is to enjoy the body postures, a conscious breathing (pranayama), and concentration (dharana).

Location

Early in the morning, the misty veil slowly rains over the Portuguese Atlantic Coast and the first rays of sunlight fall warmly over the Surf Riders Camp, dipping the flowers and palm trees in the garden into a light morning blush. The chirping of the little birds is the only noise you hear. Nestled among the rolling fields of lush green vegetation, stands the villas of the guesthouse 'Surf Riders Surf Camp', overlooking the region of Ericeira. Here the world is still in order. Slowly, the clear air mixes with the aroma of freshly brewed coffee. Not only the Golden Heritage itself, with its outdoor pool, the lovingly landscaped garden and the countless chill-out and withdraw options leave nothing to be desired. Also, the surrounding area offers a lot.

For city lovers and explorers, the center of the beautiful city Ericeira (the first world surf reserve in Europe and second in the world and part of the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) world tour) and its many stunning beaches are within walking distance. For those who like to explore more of the Portuguese Atlantic Coast, the historical cities such as Óbidos, Sintra, Lisbon, Peniche, and Fatima are very close too. The whole coastline invites water sports enthusiasts to go surfing, sailing, diving, and canoeing, while land lovers come with hiking, golfing, biking and many more activities at their expense.

Features

Activities

  • Reiki
  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Surfing
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Wine tasting

General

  • Balcony
  • Barbeque facilities
  • Café
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Luggage room / storage
  • Yoga studio

Services

  • Bicycle rental
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi

Food

Every morning, the cook will serve you a healthy breakfast with organic fruit and juices, homemade granola musli, and a choice of well-chosen ingredients for a rich lunch pack. A healthy and balanced as well as tasty diet which gives you strength for your yoga and surf sessions is the number one priority. In the evening, the kitchens in each villa invite you to cook. For those who prefer eating out, Ericeira offers a variety of restaurants which is either traditional Portuguese cuisine or international dishes. During the retreat, Golden Heritage Ericeira Villas will also offer special healthy dinners to nourish your bodies and souls after a day full of yoga, surf, and adventure.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Horse riding
  • Massages
  • SUP
  • Wine tasting tours

What's included

  • 5 surf sessions
  • 7 yoga sessions
  • 2 meditation sessions
  • 7 nights' accommodation
  • Transport for surf sessions
  • 7 healthy breakfasts

What's not included

  • Additional food
  • Transfer from and to Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS)
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance (highly recommended)
  • Optional activities
  • Souvenir shopping
  • Personal phone calls
  • Laundry
  • Alcoholic and bottled beverages

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Driving directions from Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS)

  • Take the A8 motorway and then the A21 will take you to Ericeira.
  • Leave the airport at Av. Berlin, turn left at Av. Porto, and follow the signs to road E1 North A1 / A8 West / A12 South.
  • Take the exit 14 at IC17 / CRIL towards A8 West.
  • Take the exit towards A8 Leiria / Loures and follow this road for 16 kilometers.
  • Take the exit 5 towards N8 / Mafra / Malveira and follow the A21 motorway to the end.
  • The toll has a cost of 2.90 EUR if you have not seen green. Make sure you get a valid ticket on the automatic machine.

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request. You can book your transfer soon after booking the room.

Arrival by bus

A cheap and convenient way to get from Lisbon to Ericeira is to use the public bus. Leaving the Campo Grande in Lisbon, there is a direct connection to the center of Ericeira. The first bus leaves at 06:27 and the last at 23:40. It takes between 45 minutes (fast lane) and 85 minutes. You can consult the calendar on www.mafrense.pt.

Coming from Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS) to Ericeira, just take the Metro to Campo Grande. In Campo Grande, catch a bus from Mafrence to Ericeira. The entire trip (from the airport to Campo Grande, Ericeira Bus Terminal, and walk to the Golden Heritage) can take three to four hours depending on the time you take the bus.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 60 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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Availability

This vacation is available all year round, please select an arrival date below.

 

Low season

 

  • November - February

 

Middle season

 

  • March - May
  • October

 

High season

 

  • June - September

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